Diabetic Foods for breakfast

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Try these blood-sugar friendly breakfast options that will keep you healthy, and still get you out the door on time.

For many people, breakfast is the most neglected meal of the day. But if you have type 2 diabetes, breakfast is a must, and it can have real benefits. In fact, researchers at Purdue University recently found that eating foods at breakfast that have a low glycemic index may help prevent a spike in blood sugar all morning long — and even after lunch. In the study, people with diabetes who ate almonds as part of a balanced breakfast felt more full and had lower blood glucose levels after both breakfast and lunch. And on top of the blood-sugar benefit, a good breakfast helps kick-start your morning metabolism and keeps your energy up throughout the day.

Pressed for time? You don't have to create an elaborate spread. Here are seven diabetes-friendly breakfast ideas to help you stay healthy and still get out the door on time.

1. Breakfast Shake

For a meal in a minute, blend one cup of fat-free milk or plain nonfat yogurt with one-half cup of fruit, such as strawberries, bananas, or blueberries. Add one teaspoon of wheat germ, a teaspoon of nuts, and ice and blend for a tasty, filling, and healthy breakfast. Time saver: Have everything measured out the night before.

2. Muffin Parfait

Halve a bran muffin or other high-fiber muffin, cover with a side of berries, and top with a dollop of low- or nonfat yogurt for a fast and easy breakfast.

3. Whole-Grain Cereal

Hot or cold, the right cereal makes a great breakfast. Enjoy a bowl of high-fiber, low-sugar cereal with skim milk, or heat up plain oatmeal, farina (Cream of Wheat), or a bowl of grits. Just watch what you add to it. Limit the butter and sugar — instead, top with fresh fruit, skim milk, or a sugar substitute to sweeten your meal.

4. Scrambled Eggs and Toast

The old standby breakfast of scrambled eggs and toast can be a healthy way to start the day if you cook them right. Scramble the egg in a nonstick pan with cooking spray. Enjoy this with a slice of whole-wheat toast topped with a light butter substitute, low-fat cream cheese, or sugar-free jam.

5. Breakfast Burrito

This filling and easy meal can be eaten on the go when wrapped in foil. Using a nonstick skillet and cooking spray, scramble an egg with onions and green peppers or spinach. Place in a warmed whole-wheat tortilla, sprinkle with nonfat cheddar cheese, add some salsa, and you have a healthy breakfast to keep you going until lunch.

6. Scooped-Out Bagel

Keep it simple with a toasted bagel, but make sure to choose a whole-grain variety and watch your portion size. Bagels are notoriously large, so consider scooping out some of the doughy center part or only eating half — otherwise you may start your day overloading on carbohydrates. Top with fat-free cream cheese or sugar-free jam.

2006-03-19 05:36:18 by Chicago_gal

Suggestions for breakfast for diabetic

Hi I'm diabetic and it's becoming uncontrollable with more and more medication. I think one of the culpits is breakfast. I have a tendency to eat donut & muffins in the morning & at work.
Does anybody have substitute suggestions? Any recipes or suggestion foods for early morning breakfast -- thanks all.

2010-05-09 22:31:30 by stanbee

You've missed the winners for the cult

There are many good and well-priced items. La Vache Que Rit processed cheese is 4.99 at Safeway. $2.99 @TJ. Yeh I buy serious cheese in a cheese store but LQR is nice on toast for breakfast with coffee. And,I buy wine in a wine shop.
For the diabetic in me hard to find Kozy-Shack sugarless tapioca and rice pudding. And cheap. Not a great product to begin with but satifies my starch lust without sugar peaks. The glop is ok when thinned with some milk.
The house Belgian Choc pudding was TDF. Cans of nice marinara or plum tomatoes. Rubbery low fat cheddar that must eat if I eat cheese at all

2008-10-29 20:06:19 by eat2live

Dietary Approach, continued

Fibres consists of millions of sugar molecules bound so tightly that stomach enzymes and acids have a difficult time to break them down. Flour consists of tens or hundreds of thousands of chains of sugar molecules exposing the ends of chains for easier digestion. A diabetic's body reacts the same for table sugar as to products made from flour.
A diabetic must eat foods high in fibre or complex carbohydrates such as vegetables, whole grains, beans, other seeds and nuts. Wholegrain rolled or cracked oatmeal for breakfast and salads at least twice a day will eventually make a type 2 diabetic non-diabetic

2007-03-28 22:20:55 by LRoo

Type 2 Diabetic

I was diagnosed 2 years ago with type 2. Lost a lot of weight, changed my diet and began a good exercise program. I managed to get off all meds in 6 months, and so far have been able to stay off them.
I count carbs (30-45 per meal, 15 for a snack.) Focus on fresh fruits and vegitables, whole grain, lean meats, beans. Avoid fried foods-especially if eating out. Avoid trans fat, limit sat fat. Use Olive & Canola oils. Read labels. Avoid processed foods.
Learn good portion-size tips and you'll soon know what works well for you. Increase your Omegas, I take a cold-pressed Flax Oil supplement to help with the triglicerides

2008-01-31 03:39:29 by eat2live

Controlling Weight with Low Glycemic Foods

If you're a diabetic or trying to lose weight, you must eat mainly low glycemic foods that blunt your blood-glucose rise which reduces the insulin response. Almost all vegetables will provide a low blood-glucose rise.
Fibres are chains of glucose molecules bound so tightly that they are difficult to digest. Grinding fibre results in flour, starch and sugar that are easier to digest. Refined carbohydrates such as bread, pasta and pastries will spike your blood-glucose rise which will cause excess insulin response that will make you more hungry so that you will gain more fat weight

Why you should eat fruit -- not drink it -- to lower diabetes risk  — Today.com
Consuming whole fruits at least three times a week may lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new long-term study published Thursday in the British Medical Journal.

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